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Laboratory Estate

South African winery in the Paarl District owned by the KWV Group; see there.
The "Kooperatiewe Wijnbowers Vereniging van Zuid Afrika" was founded in 1918 as the central winegrowers' cooperative in South Africa, 95% of the winegrowers joined. The reason for the foundation was a major crisis in South African viticulture, which was characterised by surplus production and the bankruptcies of many winegrowers. For a long time the famous professor Abraham Isak Perold (1880-1941) worked for KWV as a viticulture expert. Until 1992, participation was only possible for white members. Production restrictions and annual minimum prices for fortified wines were...

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